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Donald McNally

Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 11:16 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013 11:17 a.m. CDT

ARLINGTON — Donald A. McNally, 81, of Arlington passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013, in his home.

Donald was born on May 26, 1931 in Troy Grove to Joseph J. and Marion (Becker) McNally. He was a self employed farmer and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 150. He married Virginia Holler on May 2, 1953 in Holy Cross Church, Mendota.

He had served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 in Germany. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry, the Ladd American Legion, the Mendota Elks Lodge, the Ladd Moose Lodge, the Bureau County Farm Bureau and the Midwest Operators Engineer Union.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia McNally of Arlington; his children, Debra (Vern) Gillan of  Bloomington, Carol (Ron) Pinter of Freeport, Donald R. (Connie) McNally of Arlington, and Steve (Tina) McNally of Troy Grove; eight grandchildren, Aaron and Brian Gillan, Ray and Jim Pinter and Ashlee, Emilee, Tim and Elizabeth McNally, one great-grandson, Hudson Pinter; and four siblings, Joseph (Mary Lou) McNally of LaSalle, Bill “Murph” (Sandy) McNally of Triumph, Mary Dankenbring of Triumph, and Doris Dissinger of Granville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother.

Services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Thursday in the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Cherry.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry, with the Rev. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota with military honors by the Ladd veterans memorial group.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with a rosary recited at 6:45 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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